19 Motivational Ideas For Pursuing Your Goals

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Feeling lazy or unenthusiastic to attain your goals? These motivational ideas may be useful to you.

Most of the people used to set a resolution in January and tend to forget it by June. Are you one of them? 🙂

As Tommy Lasorda said: “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination.”

So come on! It’s time to pick yourself up, work hard, be persistent and make the dream come true! Here are some motivational ideas for you:

1. Goal statement

Don’t keep the goal in your mind only. Write it down clearly and set an achievable deadline. Then paste it at an obvious place. This can create a sense of urgency to strive for your goal.


Motivate yourself by adding the quotes that inspired you in your daily planner, smart phone or PC. Below are some examples for you:

  • You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself. (Diana Ross)
  • Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! (Audrey Hepburn)
  • You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. (Zig Ziglar)
  • A quitter never wins – and – a winner never quits. (Napoleon Hill)

3. Readings

This does not limit to self help articles, motivational stories or other people’s success experience. You can even read children’s story book! As long as it inspires you, why not? Let the wisdom enlightens you when you’re feeling unmotivated.

4. Posters

If you are procrastinating, let motivational posters remind you to be persevere. Browse through the free printable posters that I specially designed for you. Print, frame and hang the posters at the place that you will see them often.

5. Wall decals

Wall decals play a motivational role too, but in a much larger size 🙂 Get instant boost of confidence whenever you see the encouraging message on the wall. Chalkboard wall decals are even more flexible as you can write down your goal and any quotes that you like. Change the quotes anytime you want. Motivation gets creative and trendy!

6. Desktop wallpapers

Free motivational wallpapers with quotes are available here too. Just save it and put it into your computer or laptop. Get inspired and never lose faith in reaching your target.

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7. Music

Tune into your favorite songs, those that will make you feel happy and energetic! Download the motivational songs and play them regularly. Sing along! Let the positive lyrics and messages encourage you all the time.

8. Game

Remember the carrot and stick game? Set both the reward and punishment for yourself. When you reach a milestone, pamper yourself with a gift. On the other hand, if you fail to push yourself to strive for your goal, the punishment is to double your hard work!

9. Imagination

Assume that you have succeed and obtain all the things that you want. Ah… Isn’t it wonderful? For instance, picture the slim you or visualize staying in your dream house. The more you imagine, the happier you are and the higher your spirit to strive. Try it!

10. Role model

Is there anyone that has achieved the dream that is similar to yours? Take him/her as a role model. Learn the attitudes, strategies and values that help him/her succeeded. Believe that if he/she can do it, you can too!

11. Hypnotize

I know nothing about the mysterious charm. The hypnotize I mean here is to tell yourself every day: “I can do it! I definitely can!!” Keep boosting your confidence and motivation by applying this small step daily and see the magic appears.

12. Courage

Is leaving your comfort zone makes you discouraged to move forward? Rewrite your goals and the reasons that you want to attain it. Write it on a paper for at least 10 times. Keep in mind that this is the challenge that you have to take to fulfill your goal. So, step out with courage!

13. Support

Tell your friends and families about your target. I’m sure they will support you generously in various way. Another purpose of this is that they can keep an eye on you in case you tend to be lazy, ha 😀

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14. Online group

Join the online group or forum which shares the same goal with you. Members with similar interest and aim can easily understand and get along with each other. Share the ups and downs, support each other and pursue the dream together.

15. Venue

Your effort does not have to be dull and boring. Try changing the venue of your routine. For example, if you jog to lose weight, try to switch to different parks. If you are building your website, bring your laptop to a coffee shop instead of working at home. A change of place will uplift your mood and motivation.

16. Health

Your dream is important, but being physically fit and healthy is also vital. Take nutritious food, get enough of sleep, exercise and be positive. All these steps will help you to gain the power and energy to pursue your goal.

17. Never give up

It’s easy to fall into the trap of ‘quitting’ when we face some obstacles. Instead of striving more aggressively, try to take a break. Do the things that you enjoy: sing, shopping, watch comedy etc. Release the disappointment first, and then lift yourself up. Treat failure as a stepping stone to success.

18. Focus

When people critic that you can’t do it, stay focus on what you’re trying to achieve. Remember that this is your dream, not theirs. You can make a sign stating: “Nothing can stop me! I’m possible!” Clip it on your memo stand. Remind yourself not to give in or give up.

19. Declaration

Have you ever gone up a hill and shout out your goal as loud as you can? We often see this in the movie right? So next time when you are having self doubt or discouragement, try this and you may experience a boost of motivation!

There you are. I hope these motivational ideas will ignite your fighting spirit to strive until you succeed!

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